Nice to meet you! I’m Maria.

I’m Russian, was born in Weimar, DDR. My family moved back, when I was 3 years old. I don’t speak German, but accidentally have their accent. I lived in Nizhny Novgorod. Currently I’m based in the Saint Petersburg.

I have a degree in accounting and audit, underwent professional development courses in Logistics and Supply Chain management. Professionally, I work in worldwide cooperation, logistic and art management, both within non-profit organizations and on business side as well. Some of my work were in Japan Center for Trade and Economic Relations in Nizhny Novgorod, in the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe – PJSC Sberbank and in the little trade company in commercial relationship with Japan. Today I work as a Project Manager in The Gallery which is specialized in Japan culture and unique objects of antiquarian and modern works from painting, porcelain and kimono to armor, swords and blades of legendary dynast masters from the 14th to the 21st centuries.

I lead this blog dedicated to my creative writings and art and life vision. Sometimes I write poems and novels, continue write the online stories. I started my writing at the age of 14 and have been drawing since I was ten. I was always interested in non-fiction and detectives stories and all kinds of art. My creativity is more about searching of identity, about freedom and meaningful of present time opposed to past and future. 

A lot of topics in my blog is about personal-development, productivity, organization, planning and time management, some about travel, reviews of everything that touches upon improving oneself when it comes to things both personal and professional. 

I try to develop myself from learning languages, to fighting Internet addiction, looking for better solutions for organizing and time management and many others. I have the interest towards different subjects, what could be helpful to achieve more goals. And I want to be able to get more abilities to convey the information to others, to joy the positive impact from them. I motivate myself every day to achieve something as soon as possible. I guess I can’t wait for a long time and depend on Fortune, which will change my life.

When it comes to work ethics I do like work with adult professionals who work hard by default and I would love to learn how they get the results, how planning the actions in the right balance. I am curious to be able to manage art institutions or lead the team and people in the future (as my goal). 

Nara, 2017